Ravi Shankar’s participation at the event in Guwahati comes close on the heels of a highly publicised ceremony in Manipur on 14 August when as many as 68 militants surrendered before Chief Minister N Biren Singh.
Tasked with ensuring BJP's victory in the Assembly elections in Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal says his resignation is not his decision to make.
Coming out of the designated court in Guwahati after being produced in connection with two TADA cases, the ULFA leader said, "I pay tribute to the people who lost their lives for opposing our revolution and pray for peace of their souls."
Congress leader Shakeel Ahmad on Wednesday said the government narrative would have been "different" had Chhota Rajan and ULFA leader Anup Chetia been Muslims.
Deported ULFA leader Anup Chetia was remanded in five days CBI custody by the Special Judicial Magistrate CBI, Assam, in connection with a 1998 murder case after he was brought to Guwahati on Wednesday.
Golap Baruah alias Anup Chetia, the fugitive leader of the separatist United Liberation Front of Asom (Ulfa), has been handed over by Bangladesh to India, a top Indian official said.
Separatist ULFA leader Anup Chetia, lodged in Dhaka jail for the past 17 years, will be extradited to India "very soon", Bangladesh's top Home Ministry official said as the Home secretary-level talks between the two countries ended here on Wednesday.
Chetia is wanted in India for various crimes including murder, kidnapping and extortion.
The extradition treaty will pave the way for the deportation of jailed ULFA 'general secretary' Anup Chetia, Tripura insurgent leader Vishwa Mohan Deb Barman, NDFB leader Thulunga alias Tensu Narzery and other insurgents from the northeast.